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pl Chief From page 1 Fetteroll said he has had an interest for some time in commu- nity policing, a trend that has been promoted and growing in the field of local law enforcement over the past 25 years. It is meant to cre- ate a more positive and up-close and personal relationship between law enforcement and the people they are paid to serve and protect. The opportunity to practice it on a daily basis in Avalon was a one of the major attractions of making the move to the Island. "Community policing'is crucial in a city like Avalon," he said. It is a key to public safety here and that is paramount in what we want to accomplish and we can only do that by working with the members of the community to keep every- one, including the tourists, as safe as possible. Fetteroll was trans- ferred to Avalon Sheriff's Station on April 15. He is assigned as the unit commander. He and his wife of 22 years, re- cently moved from Orange County to Avalon. They have three chil- dren; Tina, 30, who resides with her husband and three children in Missouri; Joshua,. 26, who works as a security officer for the Avalon Sheriff's station, and Samantha, 21, who is pursuing a college degree. Fetteroll said during his time off, he enjoys following theBoston Red Sox, playing golf andall forms of physical fitness activities. "I've always been the athletic type with ah interest in outdOor Slorts such as running," he said. "I look forward to getting out and check out some of the jogging trails. Ih fact, I'd like to try out all of the physigal activities the Island ha s to offer and its ocean sports, including snorkeling, boating and fishing" Fetteroll said he is proud to be following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Donohue, whom he said did a good job forming relationships in .the community. "This is a new path for my wife and myself," he said. "We are very excited and humbled to have been selected for this opportunity. I hope to do a good job here and I'm looking forward to it" Exhibit From page 6 in this exhibition serve as a tes- tament not only to the vision of the man who commissioned them but also to the artist responsible for their execution. Fantasy into Art: The Avalon Casino Murals of John Gabriel Beckman will be on view through June 17. The Catalina Island Mu- seum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and h!story. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino, and are open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at: 310-510-2414 or at its website: CATALINA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES is raising rates $.20 per fare beginning May 1st, 2012. This is to covet the increases in fuel costs. I I NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS TO REMOVE WEEDS, RUBBISH AND VEGETATIVE FUELS PRIOR TO JUNE 1, 2012 All persons in charge or control of property 'n the City of Avalon are hereby notified to remove and properly dispose of all weeds, rub- bish and vegetative fuels that may readily transmit fire, which could threaten to destroy lives, property and/or the environment. Pursuant with EC. 4701 all weed abatement must be completed prior to June 1, 2012. Misdemeanor citations shall be issued to.any and all persons who fail to comply with this notice after June 1,2012, Avalon Municipal Code 4-3. Article 2 /S/Fire Chief, City of Avalon By the direction of Avalon City Council Published first three weeks of May 2012 A "CAP" ON AN UNDERWATER. PIONEER'S CAREER BY JON COUNCIL Part 2 Cap Perkins' dreamboat Editor's Note: In Part 1 of this three-part series, Cap Perkins served in the Strong Swimmers team. In Part 2, Cap Perkins, 19, returns to Southern California, only to find himself adrift at' sea with only a canteen of water. Hanging out near the Colonial Yacht anchorage in San Pedro, Cap Perkins, 19, spotted a 27-foot schooner that he immediately fell in love with. Frequently Cap would wander down to the anchorage just to look at the sleek lines and beau- tiful condition of the small boat and dream, as many young men do, of a life at sea. One day, Cap ventured down the dock to catch another glimpse of his dreamboat only to discover it missing. Several questions later, h.e learned that it had recently sunk off Palos Verdes. The owner, not having a reasonable way to salvage it, had considered the boat a total loss. Cap tracked down the owner of the boat and bought the salvage rights to it for $150. Then--armed with some dive gear, a line, grappling hook and a rowboat--Cap went in search of his dream. He knew the general craft, Cap was already out to sea. He had no supplies, except for a canteen of water. For two days Cap Perkins was adrift without proper cloth- ing, his wallet or food. When he came near shore again, he called area of the sunken vessel and after out to the crew of a'nearby purse flours ofback and forth rowing he seiner and asked where: he was. snaggedthe schooner's rigging with The reply came: back through the the hook. Now his Strong Swim- morning haze; "Catalina Island." mer skills made all the difference. Cap had arrived at the Island He raised the craft with air bags purely by luck--good luck, as he and towed backto San Pedro - found" land before he ran out of where- he :went to work resurrecting its condition. The boat's engine was destroyed by saltwater and Cap was forced to remove it and transform his schooner to an "all sail" vessel. Weeks later with the final touches of paint and varnish laid down, Cap decided to set aside the brush and take the small boat out of her slip for some exercise. After playing around in the har- bor for a while, he decided to take the schooner out into the channel. He soon he realized he'd bitten off far more than he bargained for-- the wind was coming offshore and immediately filled the sails. Before he knew how to really control his water. He worked his Way down the coast from Whites Landing into Avalon, where then assis- tant harbor master Chip Upton helped Cap into the bay. Having no money with him, not even the 10 cents for the shore boat, Cap swam ashore and climbed the sea- wall near where Antonio's Pizze- ria sits today. Upon reaching land, he ap- proached the driver of a pickup truck that had "Contractor" painted on the side. Cap explained his fi- nancial predicament and asked for a job. See Part Three of the series on Cap Perkins next week. TL Catalina Isla the follow making this y Financial Sponsors: .Construction, Catalin Ocean Sports, The Sb Services and Good: Express, Avalon Lion: Island Inn, Lloyd's of WetSpot Rentals, Sy: Avalon Rotary Club, Volunteer Coordin Health Screening/F American Red Cross, Dept. & Paramedics, Catalina Island Medic Lion's Club Mobile Sc Families Insurance/L Health Investigators, Massage, MASA, Mer Mental Health Servio Abend, Beacon Housq -One Legacy, UCLA W Community Voluntl Bradley, Vallie Burke AI Gordon, Carol Herl Miller, Jessica Parisi, hank You Medical Center would like to thank ng individuals and organizations for ear's Community Health Fair a success: Avalon Rotary Club, Catalina Island Women's Forum, ]ordahl Island Inn, Catalina Island Real Estate, Descanso Beach ,amer Trunk, Bud & Marie Smith Donors: Santa Catalina Island Resort Services, Catalina Club, Catalina Transfer, Catalina Conservancy, Catalina Avalon, Catalina Beverage, CornerStone TeenCenter, ;co Corporation, Catalina Laundry, Canby Signcrafters, kvalon Girl Scouts tor: Laurie Hill lealth Service Providers: American Cancer Society, Allied Hearing Services, Avalon Fire Dept., LA County Fire Hamilton Relay; Firefighter's Quest, Grossman Burn Center, al Center Foundation, Avalon Women's Forum, Avalon reening Unit, Community Advocate Program, Healthy A. Care, American Heart Association, L.A. County Public Avalon Angels, AFLAC, Lifeline Program, Rick Miller :y Air, Catalina Med'Spa, The Guidance Center, San Pedro ,s, Bio Science Medico, Leo's Pharmacy, Dr. Lawrence . Association of San Pedro, Catalina CHOICES Program, omen's-Clinic. - , ..e:Garla Kay Ballard, Amelia Belsito, Arlene Blake, Mesa |ane Conover, Jane Davis, Donna Denning, Julie Glass, st, Dean Hill, Fran Jones, Dick and Nancy Kellogg, Rick Vlarsha: Paull, Rudy Piltch, Sue POnce, Linda Salo, Ruth (Cookie) Sampson, T )m and Deann Sutherland; Marie Whittington and Mr. Herbst's High School Students. Island Medical Center P.O. 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